Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 24 brownies (2 dozen)

Description

These basic chocolate fudge brownies have an infinite number of variations. Choose one of the suggestions or experiment on your own!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 4 packets (1 oz. each) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® CHOCO BAKE® Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease 13 x 9-inch baking pan.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Microwave sugar, butter and water in a large, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 4 to 5 minutes or until mixture bubbles, stirring once. Add Choco Bake; stir.

STIR in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture; stir well. Stir in nuts. Pour into prepared baking pan.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out slightly sticky. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.

FOR SAUCEPAN METHOD:
HEAT
sugar, butter and water in a medium saucepan just to boiling, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add Choco Bake; stir. Proceed as above.

CREAM CHEESE BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
brownie batter; do not pour into pan. Beat 8 ounces softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract in small mixer bowl until smooth. Beat in 1 egg. Pour brownie batter into pan. Spoon cream cheese mixture over top; swirl with spoon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

PEANUT BUTTER BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
brownie batter without nuts; do not pour into pan. Combine 1/2 cup peanut butter, 3 tablespoons granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons milk in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100 %) power for 45 seconds; stir until smooth. Pour brownie batter into pan. Spoon peanut butter mixture over top; swirl with spoon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

ROCKY ROAD BROWNIE VARIATION:
PREPARE
brownie batter without nuts; bake as directed. While still hot, sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1/3 cup chopped nuts and 3/4 cup NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. Bake for 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows are puffed and morsels are shiny.

MMMMMM Chocolate Fudge Brownies

by C. Carol , Madison Heights, MI on Apr. 2010

My Daughter-in-law is the brownie baker and we loved these.

Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Walnuts

by S. Sophia , Center Moriches, NY on Feb. 2010

I made these for my husband and he loved them! I ended up using 1/3c Brown Sugar to make up for the shortage of white sugar I had and they still came out great.

chocolate Fudge Brownies

by L. Louise , Butler, PA on Jan. 2010

I loved these brownies and so did my friends. I am making these for a friend for her birthday. I know she will love them also. Thank you for another good recipe!

Easy and Delicious

by D. DANIELLE , Brooklyn, NY on Apr. 2009

Simple recipe and tastes great. Best part of it I got to say I made it from scratch and it tastes like a quality gourmet treat.

amazing

by k. katie , valley stream, NY on Nov. 2008

they were very fast and easy to make; everyone loved them.

YUM

by l. lola , on Oct. 2008

everhyone liked it but for me it was okay.

a must try

by f. farheen , on May. 2008

i tried this recipe without walnuts. it was a winner

I musta goofed!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on May. 2008

Mine turned out dry, so I can only assume that I messed up somehow. I thought they would be moist and more like fudge!

Brownies

by M. Mandi , , on Mar. 2008

These brownies were a big hit for my sons sleepover.

Yum!

by h. heather , PRINCETON, MA on Nov. 2007

I made the peanutbutter version of these brownies. The first time I made them they were a big hit. Everyone now asks me if I am going to be bringing them!